Regret Is Real—and Transgenders Are Going Back...
The following examples are real people. Most have contacted me and allowed me to use their stories. Others were in the news. Click on a link to read more:
- Britain's youngest sex swap patient to reverse her sex change treatment. more
"I had it all: family, career, respect." more
"I often imagine myself as woman and love wearing the clothes and making up - BUT the moment I look at real women reality hits."
"Although I thought I was completely sure of what I was doing, I began to regret the decision a mere three weeks after the operation."
At 21, Australian Alan Finch underwent surgery and became Helen. more
"I want to be a man again." more
And one more...
Walt Heyer, author of Trading My Sorrows and Perfected with Love:
"I myself was diagnosed with gender identity disorder and underwent sex change surgery. Seven years later, I realized sex change surgery was not treatment at all.
I was misdiagnosed. I was suffering from a dissociative disorder that required talk therapy, not surgery."
Read more about Walt's story at www.tradingmysorrows.com.
A regret story reported by the media—that's rare!
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In From Man to Woman and Back Again, host Cynthia McFadden described the transgender as:
"One of the only people in the world to go from man to woman and back again."
"Man to woman and back again" is a frequent occurrence. Research and reporting of it are the rarities. As you can see from the emails I receive, many go through the surgery and go back again.